Tecota Mark 6 Trilene anaesthetic inhaler, England, 1970-1978

Made:
1970-1978 in Keighley
maker:
Cyprane

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Tecota Mk.6 trilene inhaler, for use in midwifery, with case, made by Cyprane Ltd., Keighley, Yorkshire, 1970-1978

Used by mothers during childbirth, the anaesthetic Trilene (trichloroethylene) was inhaled through a face mask attached to the rubber tubing and the vaporising chamber. The Trilene was poured into the chamber to be turned into a vapour.

The machine was used in the obstetric wards at University College Hospital, London. Trilene was introduced in the 1940s and is sometimes still used today. The machine was made by Cyprane Ltd.

Details

Category:
Anaesthesiology
Object Number:
1984-1745
Materials:
case, leather, case, metal, metal, tubing, rubber
Measurements:
CASE: 260 mm x 340 mm x 163 mm, 1.38kg
fitting: 60 mm 30 mm,
tubing: .32kg
type:
inhaler
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
credit:
University College Hospital (Obs. Hosp.)
status:
Permanent collection

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